Michael James Herrick                        Updated:  28 FEB 2012

Airman: a019055.htm Surname: Herrick Init: M J Rank: S/Ldr Service: RAF Sqdn: 305

P_link: p327.htm Plane: MOS NS913 Operation: Day ranger Crash_site: Oue at Hadsund

Crash_d: d160644 Buried_d: b060744 C_link: c019.htm At_Next: Frederikshavn, gr. 67

 Den korte version: Under en dagpatruljeflyvning (Ranger) den 16. juni 1944 over Danmark blev
MOS NS913 se fotos, skudt ned af en tysk jager ved Mariager Fjord. De to ombordværende blev dræbt.
P/O Turski blev begravet i Frederikshavn den 20.juni 1944, S/Ldr Herrick den 6. juli 1944. (Kilde: FAF) Nedstyrtningsstedet er omkring her, ca. 2 km øst for Oue Kirke. (Kilde: Jørgen Toubro)

Den lange version: Se ved flyet MOS NS913. Se også Mosquito fotos og Google Map 14 Mosquitoes DK.

Squadron Leader (Pilot) Michael James Herrick, 23 år, var søn af Edward Jasper Herrick og
Ethne Rose Herrick, Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. Hæderstegn: Distinguished Flying Cross
med bjælke fra UK og Air Medal fra USA. (Kilde: CWGC)

Fra New Zealand, britisk statsborger, gjorde tjeneste i Royal Air Force i en polsk eskadrille, hæderstegn fra UK
og USA - og kun 23 år gammel! 2 flyvere.

 The short version: During a Day ranger mission on 16 June, 1944 over Denmark MOS NS913 see photos, was shot down by a German fighter at Mariager Fjord. The two aboard were killed. P/O Turski was buried in Frederikshavn on 20 June 1944, S/Ldr Herrick on 6 July 1944. (Source: FAF)
The crash site is about here, about 2 km east of Oue Church. (Source: Jørgen Toubro)

The long version: See it at the plane MOS NS913. See Mosquito Photos and Google Map 14 Mosquitoes DK.

Squadron Leader (Pilot) Michael James Herrick, 23, was the son of Edward Jasper Herrick and Ethne Rose Herrick, of Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. Awards: DFC and Bar, from UK and Air Medal, from USA. (Source: CWGC)

From New Zealand, a citizen of the United Kingdom, serving in the Royal Air Force in a Polish Squadron, awards from UK and USA - and only 23 years old!
New Zealand Fighter Pilots Museum has this about Michael James HerrickAuckland War Memorial Museum has this about Michael James Herrick.

Bomber Command No. 305 (Polish) Squadron RAF West Raynham 305 SQUADRON (Polish Air Force in Exile 1940-45) WHY 305 SQUADRON?